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All ages meet in our Reading Room located in a post and beam red barn to discuss ideas, converse with friends, and to learn about writing and the visual arts. Artists and writers rent our stand alone studios. Please visit our Programs page for more information on upcoming gathering times. To register, please email with your contact information.
For more information about our mission, partners and patrons, please visit the "About Us" page.
Our cultural enterprise recognizes how the natural splendor of Charlestown, Rhode Island inspires great art and writing. We therefore also host programs stressing the importance of ocean conservation awareness for our visitors and residents.


A cultural destination for writers, artists and those who love them on 2.2 acres in South County, Rhode Island


BoP Gallery

BoP Gallery currently shows prints and etchings by Riccardo Vecchio, Beach House and Flick Ford. Open by appointment only.

BoP Classes

BoP offers writing and maker classes and events featuring our working artists and writers. Learn something new, meet like minded people, or find inspiration in a beautiful setting that discourages social media.


The READING ROOM is pleased to announce SPRING/SUMMER 2023 Programs:

BoP Summer Party

Ocean Conservation Boat Tours

Writing Group

Neil Rappaport, American Photographer: Messages from a Small Town

Narrative Non Fiction Master Class

An Evening with Flick Ford

Art Studio Collaboration with BoP's Beach House/Field of Artisans at the General's Market

Artist Writer Studio for Rent South County Rhode Island

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